Youth Services Month focuses on Interact, Rotaract and RYLA

Posted by Rotary.org 
 
Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills.

Rotaract

Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.  ⇒Follow Rotaract on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare, and Storify to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.

Interact

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.  ⇒Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:
  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship
⇒ Follow RYLA on Facebook to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.